Sideboard

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1810-1812

GUSN

GUSN-62500

Description

Sideboard. Mahogany with causurina (she-oak), bird's-eye-maple, crotch-birch, African mahogany veneers, cherry cross-grained moldings on the edges of the tops; eastern white pine and cherry upper-case secondary wood. Two-tiered facade features veneers of maple birch and rosewood; turned wooden drawer pulls. Rests on six turned legs with collar-and-ring turnings just beneath the case with tapered, turned midsections. Thick ring turnings at the feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sideboards (furniture)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
birch (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
cherry (wood)
Federal
Sideboard
Sideboard

Label

Made of curly maple and walnut, this impressive sideboard produced by John and Thomas Seymour was manufactured in Boston c. 1800. It is believed to have been a wedding gift for Charles Barrett Jr. and Martha Minot when they moved into the Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. The continuity of this piece in the Barrett House collection is highlighted by Martha Minot Barrett's 1842 inventory, which lists the “sideboard in entry".

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

B1958.74

Maker

Attributed to Seymour, Thomas, 1771-1848 (Maker)
Probably Seymour, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Dimensions

46 5/8 x 70 1/8 x 26 1/3 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1948.717

Places

Massachusetts (United States)